Dinghy Sailing

The dinghy fleet is a very active and innovative group within the club and members include several international sailors.

The annual dinghy racing programme is full and varied. Please see the Club Handbook for more information.

Key dinghy classes are:

  • Optimist
  • P Class
  • Starling
  • 420
  • Laser
  • Hobie Catamaran
  • Paper Tiger Catamaran
  • A Class Catamaran
  • R Class (see http://www.rclass.org for more information).
  • Finn
  • Elliott 6

Coaching is offered for sailors who wish to improve their racing and boat handling skills and the fleet has a friendly network of people who can offer advice on those thorny questions like jib tension, mast rake, rudder rake and rigging for different weather conditions.

Lyttelton Harbour provides a wonderful area for racing or family sailing in a small dinghy with many sheltered bays and historic Quail Island and Ripapa Island just a short sail away for a picnic or exploration.

A limited amount of storage is available for active members in dinghy sheds and a locked outdoor compound. Please contact the office to enquire.

Opti Nats